St Peter's School
Our boarders are trusted with the freedom and responsibility to choose how they make the most of their time at St Peter’s, meaning no two days are the same.
Before the school day begins, boarders rise between 7.30am and 8.20am to head to St Peter’s for their breakfast. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all St Peter’s pupils attend Chapel at 8.40am, an important time for community and reflection during the busy school week. On Thursdays, the whole school meets for Assembly with the Head Master.
Lessons begin at 9am, continuing until morning break at 11am, when boarders can return to their houses to catch up with friends and grab some refreshments. A nutritious lunch, served by our skilled catering team, is available from 12pm, before afternoon lessons, concluding at 4pm. In the evening, boarders benefit from set times for prep, and tea from 5:30pm, with supper available between 8pm and 8.30pm in Wentworth.
“We all do prep. It’s great to have a fixed time to do it and then get together with friends to chill out or play a game.” - Junior boarding pupil
Whilst all pupils at St Peter’s have access to a remarkable range of co-curricular activities, when the school day is over, our boarders have the campus to themselves. This allows for a greater range of opportunities, as boarders immerse themselves in school life, doing the things they love and spending all day, every day, with their closest friends. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, after Games or Activities, senior boarders have the opportunity to spend some time in York with friends.
Sundays are a chance for a lie-in, followed by a much-loved brunch, with boarders free to spend the rest of the day however they like, retuning in time for tea. On many weekends, our houseparents organised activities such as paintballing, trampolining, footgolf or even a simple cinema trip.
Pierre and Kieran from The Manor made this video to show us how they start their day: